Do I need to have presteen credit inorder to rent a home?

Asked by vkp611, Oceanside, NY Fri Feb 8, 2013

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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Fri Feb 8, 2013
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Much will depend on the individual landlord. If your credit becomes an issue, consider being upfront, be prepared to show proof of employment/pay stubs, possibly have some reference letters handy, etc.; you can also consider prepaying some of the rent, provide additional security money, consider a guarantor.
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CamilleD, Agent, Wantagh, NY
Fri Feb 8, 2013
Hi vkp611,

Yes, you do have to have very good credit. But if your credit is just shy of being

good, you can offer to pay two month's security instead of the one month and that

sometimes shows the landlord you are serious.

This way if you fall behind they have two month's security instead of one.

Another way is to get someone to say if you don't pay the rent, they will pay it, like

a guarantor. It is tough, especially in today's climate.

Good luck,


Camille Dandola
C21 American Homes, Levittown
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